Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division (M)

June 11, 2001 - June 11, 2003




LTC Mark S. Woempner was born in Logansport, Indiana on August 27, 1960 to Stanley and Ellen Woempner. He was commissioned as an engineer Lieutenant on May 23, 1980 and served with the 244th En Bn (CBT HVY) as a horizontal and vertical platoon leader, until August 1982. He entered active duty service as an Infantry officer after earning his Baccalaureate Degree from the University of Colorado that same month. His military schooling includes Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Infantry Mortar Platoon Leader Course, Joint Firepower Command Course, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.

During his initial assignments, LTC Woempner served as a rifle and mortar platoon leader, then as Brigade Assistant S-3, while serving with the 24th ID (M). Following his graduation from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, he served as Battalion Assistant S-3, Battalion S-1, rifle company commander and headquarters company commander while assigned to 1st Battalion 27th Infantry in the 25th ID (L).

Following his tour in Hawaii LTC Woempner attended the Colorado School of Mines, earning a Masters and Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 1991-1993. As an Operation Research Systems Analyst, he served at the Pentagon as a rapid application developer and network engineer from 1993-1995.

After graduating from Command and General Staff College in 1996, he was assigned to Ft Lewis, Washington. He served as an operations officer for the I Corps G3, then as the Battalion Executive Officer of 5th Battalion 20th Infantry, 1996-1998.

In 1998 he was assigned to White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico, working in the close combat division, brigade and below for the TRADOC Analysis Center. His major contributions included assistant study director for the Joint Contingency Force Advanced Warfighting Experiment from 1998-2000. From January to June 2001, he served as the 4th ID (M) Inspector General at Ft Hood, Texas.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.

LTC Woempner and his wife Carrie have three children, Ryan, Lynn and Megan.


Left to right:

LTC (Ret.) Mark Woempner Commanding Officer 1-22 Infantry 2001-2003

LTC (Ret.) Steve Russell Commanding Officer 1-22 Infantry 2003-2005

LTC Craig Osborne Commanding Officer 1-22 Infantry 2005-2007

At the 22nd Infantry Regiment Society Reunion May 2008 Washington, D.C.
At the Vietnam Memorial Wall. LTC Woempner and LTC Osborne are holding 22nd Infantry guidons.

Photo by Bob Babcock




Mark Woempner's education includes:


University of Colorado Boulder

BA, Geology

1978 – 1982

Bachlor of Arts in Geology



Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

PhD, Mathematics and Computer Sciences

1991 – 1994

Received a Masters and Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computer Sciences.
Master’s Thesis: Markov Chain Model and Multivariate Regression analysis for the Arabian Horse Registry.
Doctoral Dissertation: Multiple Choice Programming (MCP), that uses a generalized reduced gradient approach in conjunction
with a simplex algorithm to solve zero-one integer and mixed-integer problems.

Activities and Societies: CSM Alumni




After retirement from the Army Mark Woempner has enjoyed a successful career
with Lockheed Martin. In 2015 Mark is the MUOS System Integrator at Lockheed Martin.
His career at Lockheed Martin is as follows:

August 2015:

MUOS System Integrator

Lockheed Martin

May 2014 – Present (1 year 4 months)

Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) System Integration Manager.


Vehicle Integration Manager

Lockheed Martin

April 2011 – May 2014 (3 years 2 months)

Vehicle Integration Manager for the GPS III satellite development contract.


Execution Lead

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

February 2010 – March 2011 (1 year 2 months)

Deputy Program Manager for a satellite development program


Advanced Development Manager

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

October 2008 – February 2010 (1 year 5 months)

Manage New Business Opportunities for the Mission Engineering Advanced Development Organization,
Special Programs, Space Systems Company


Program Manager

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

July 2007 – October 2008 (1 year 4 months)

Program Manager for delivering Ground and Space Maintenance support for two satellite constellations


Program Integration Manager

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

June 2005 – June 2007 (2 years 1 month)

Program Integration Manager for a 2 payload constellation


Program Manager

Lockheed Martin

October 2003 – June 2005 (1 year 9 months)

Program Manager for SBIRS HEO ground system



In 2017 Mark Woempner became President of the 22nd Infantry Regiment Society.










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